From mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of WWII, tens of thousands of Fujianese left China through the port of Xiamen and headed to the British colony of Singapore. This talk describes the mechanisms and processes of migration that tied the two seaports inextricably together. Using oral history, it also recounts the experience of those who travelled during this period, which were significantly different from that presented in popular novels and television dramas.
This talk is part of the “Culture to Bind the Immigrants”: Allaying Discontents and Integrating New Chinese Immigrants in Singapore research project funded by SCCC.
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|6 November||2pm – 4pm||Professor Kenneth Dean||The United Temples of Singapore: Stories of the movements of
temples from the kampongs
|13 November||2pm – 4pm||Ms Lynn Wong||What’s in a Name? Stories, Rituals, and Social Practices in Singapore’s
Century-Old Kinship-Based Clan Associations
|14 November||2pm – 4pm||Ms Lynn Wong||Transformation of Ancestral Veneration Practices in Singapore: A Case
of Century-Old Kinship-Based Clan Associations
|11 December||3pm – 5pm||Professor Jesvin Yeo and Dr Caroline Chia||Forgotten Heritage: Graphical Introduction to Singapore’s Traditional
Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021
2pm to 4pm
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Conducted in Mandarin